Key attractions near the port itself include Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and cable car rides over the hills of San Francisco. Fisherman's Wharf provides a number of shopping and dining opportunities right on San Francisco Bay, and the seals of Pier 39 are right next door, not to be missed. For another quintessential San Francisco experience, Ghirardelli Square is worth a visit. Named for and made famous by the Ghirardelli chocolate company, it provides delicious treats, beautiful views of the bay, and is just up the hill from Fisherman's Wharf. Of course, it wouldn't be a true visit to the Port of San Francisco without a ride over the city's famous hills in a signature cable car. The Powell/Mason line leaves regularly from Bay Street near Fisherman's Wharf.
For those willing to stray a bit further from the bay shore and docking points, Golden Gate Park (west of downtown), the Ferry Building (on the Embarcadero, a short stroll south from Fisherman's Wharf), and the Presidio (near the Golden Gate Bridge) are all well-worth a visit and are easily accessible using San Francisco's extensive public transportation network.